FIRST BATCH OF COVID 19 VACCINES ARRIVE NIGERIA ON TUESDAY
Written by admin on March 1, 2021
About 129 million doses of free COVID-19 vaccines are expected from two different sources, the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 pandemic has said.
Chairman of the PTF and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, who made the disclosure at the weekend, said the vaccines are coming from COVID-19 Vaccines Global Assess Facility (COVAX) and the African Vaccine Acquisition Task Team (AVATT).
The first batch of the deliveries, which is four million doses, will arrive this week.
Mustapha said the vaccine allocation being expected is at no financial cost to Nigeria, adding that Nigeria expects to receive a total of about 84 million doses from the COVID-19 Vaccines Global Assess Facility (COVAX).
The government had earlier said that the first four million doses of the vaccines would arrive by the end of February, but later said it might be first week in March.
Nigeria has recorded a total of 155,657 COVID-19 confirmed cases since the index case and 1,907
(Editor: Abiola Aberuagba)